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China Launches Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe

China Launches Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe

China has launched its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission which will land on the moon and deploy China’s first ever moon rover.

Global Study Shows Cancer Patients Lack Access To Pain Medicines

Global Study Shows Cancer Patients Lack Access To Pain Medicines

A global study reveals a pandemic of intolerable pain affecting billions, caused by over-regulation of pain medicines.

7 Must-Read Stories In November 2013

7 Must-Read Stories In November 2013

Seven interesting and captivating articles from the November 2013 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine.

Top Concerns For Asia: Mental Health, Obesity, NCDs

Top Concerns For Asia: Mental Health, Obesity, NCDs

Mental health, obesity and non-communicable diseases are top-priority goals for the region between 2015 and 2030, according to experts from nine Asian countries and Australia.

Depression-Linked Death And Disability Lowest In Japan

Depression-Linked Death And Disability Lowest In Japan

A study reveals that the rates of death and disability attributable to depression are highest in Afghanistan and lowest in Japan.

Typhoon Haiyan Hits Philippines, Instills Fear In Locals

Typhoon Haiyan Hits Philippines, Instills Fear In Locals

Aid agencies are bracing for the worst after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, triggering landslides, heavy flooding and affecting tens of millions of people.

Burma’s ‘Refugee’ Doctor Wins Sydney Peace Prize

Burma’s ‘Refugee’ Doctor Wins Sydney Peace Prize

Dr. Cynthia Maung, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand, has received the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize.

Joint Declaration To Reduce Disaster Risks In China, Japan And Korea

Joint Declaration To Reduce Disaster Risks In China, Japan And Korea

A joint declaration was issued to reduce disaster risk and strengthen regional cooperation in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Don’t Miss MIT’s Biggest Technology Conference In Singapore

Don’t Miss MIT’s Biggest Technology Conference In Singapore

In January 2014, Singapore will host the inaugural EmTech Singapore, an edition of the world’s most prestigious technology conference for the very first time.

Singapore Implements Scheme To Bring Home Top Scientists

Singapore Implements Scheme To Bring Home Top Scientists

The RIEC announced on Friday S$330 million in funding for two new programs and a new scheme to bring home top Singaporean scientists.